Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Finish Strong

Things are going good. Got to go home this past weekend it was a much needed break before we start 6-7 12 hr days a week through the end of the project. The project is winding down and things are coming together nicely. I didn't tell Tara or the girls I was coming home so it was very exciting to see there reactions. I was able to be there to witness Abbey getting baptized she was so excited and had a smile from ear to ear. I know God has some great plans for her and I see a change in her and she so wants to please Him.
I've been reading alot still and studying Gods word and learning to do things that please Him not others. I really feel God showing me Life is to short to just go through the motions and go about your day with business as usual I feel Him directing us towards a life of service to Him and those in need. My passion for those in need grows each day and I'm becoming more sure that the next step in this journey is to serve Him and His heart which all through His word is those in need. Tara and I are just seeking His will and are open to whatever He has for us. I really want to lead us down the path that most honors Him. We don't know all the details but we know He probably won't show us everything at once or we probably would be overwhelmed.
We need you all to pray for a few things. If His will is Ransom Cafe to be started that a location will be verified we do have this location in mind but want to be sure it is part of the plan. Pray that We can raise the funding as well as the monthly support we will need but most of all prayer warriors to pray with us. Pray that we will know the sacrifices we will need to make and make sure this all will be for His glory not ours. Pray for details involved in launching this ministry and that He will raise up others that will catch His vision for this. Most important pray that we will not get ahead of Him and let Him work out the details. I also know that some people even those close to us won't understand this calling but we pray they will have an open mind and just trust that God will work out all the concerns We don't know all that will be required and we are scared at times but I guess that's why they call it faith.
We know this Gods word is full of promises that we can stand on and we also know that if this is His will we have two choices ignore the call and go on as usual or say here we are use us however you see fit. I just can't help but believe saying no would be horrible. Some might call all this crazy but Tara and I feel it would be more crazy not to follow Gods leading we have seen what that does to many times Thank you to all for ur support our goal right now is to just finish this part of our journey strong! Keep praying and know Tara and I are seeking Him like never before so I know He will be faithful .


  1. Will continue to pray for you and your family Matt!

  2. Finish strong ... and stand strong on your convictions, Matt. I know God will not lead you wrong. I enjoyed reading this blog and have it challenge my own life and where God wants me at almost 60 years old.

  3. This was one of your best blogs. Thanks for sharing your heart. Praying for your family and for a location for that Cafe'. I do call ya'll crazy but it's the good kind of crazy...lol. Love to you and I know you are counting down the days. BTW, if you tell Neal anything that I need to know, you have to say "Be sure and tell Becky!"